The continuous dialogue with local communities communities brought forth 4 resources – millets, honey, shifting cultivation – as being important to local food security and health. This led to the establishment of community level networks on these topics since 2012. Since then, these networks have grown in the number of communities and in promotion of unique crops and practices. The Cooks Alliance was added to the network recognising the role of cooks as connectors between producers and consumers with the ability to influence both sectors. Another recent addition to the NESFAS networks is the Eri Weaving. It was taken up as a focus area, not only due to its immense cultural significance but also the fact that the network could revive this slowly dying art which, undeniably, has the potential to become a sustainable source of livelihood for the communities.
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